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Spot Mobile Launches $25/Month Unlimited Talk and Text Plan



T-Mobile MVNO Spot Mobile has launched a new $24.99 prepaid monthly plan that includes unlimited voice minutes and unlimited domestic and international text messaging.

Data is not included but can be added by purchasing a Mobile Web package. Package pricing is $10 for 100 MB, $15 for 250 MB and $25 for 500 MB. Mobile Web packages expire after 30 days, there is  no rollover. For serious data user's Spot's $39.99 and $49.99 plans are a better deal. They offer unlimited data, throttled to an estimated 128 Kbps after 500 MB on the $39.99 plan and after 1 GB on the $49.99 plan.

$25 is the lowest priced unlimited plan currently available from any T-Mobile MVNO and is one of the least expensive unlimited plans available anywhere.


Spot has a huge number of plans and options. Here is the full lineup.

Unlimited Plans
PriceDurationVoiceTexts (Domestic and International)Data (Web & MMS)
$24.9930 DaysUnlimitedUnlimitedNone
$39.9930 DaysUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited (throttled after 500 MB)
$49.9930 DaysUnlimited & some international 1UnlimitedUnlimited (throttled after 1 GB)
$14.997 DaysUnlimited & some international 1Unlimited50 MB
$24.9915 daysUnlimited & some international 1Unlimited Nationwide and International Text100 MB

Monthly Saving Plans
PriceVoiceTexts (Domestic and International)Data
$9.9950 Minutes50None
$14.99250 Minutes25050 MB
$24.99500 Minutes50050 MB
$29.991200 Minutes50050 MB


Mobile Web Packages - Can be Added to Any Plan
$10.00100MB30 Day Expiration
$15.00250MB30 Day Expiration
$25.00500MB30 Day Expiration

Pay As You Go Plan
Refill DenominationsDurationMinimum Monthly CostVoiceTexts (Domestic and International)Data (Web & MMS)
$5, $10, $20 and $3090 Days $1.6710¢/Minute5¢/Each$10 100 MB
$15 250 MB
$25 500 MB

International Calling Programs - Can be Added to Any Plan 2
$10 Unlimited International TalkUnlimited calls to 5 numbers in 1 country (landline only)30 Day Expiration
$10 International Super 500 Minutes500 minutes to 50 Countries (landline only)30 Day Expiration
2 On pay as you go, the standard 10¢/minute air time rate will will be added to the international rate.

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  1. 1. Remove AT&T from the post title.
    2. They finally removed the $59.99 plan from their website. You can take it off the table now.

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    1. Also, it looks like their website table for unlimited plans shows 1GB of un-throttled data on the 7 and 15-day plans. Probably typos.

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    2. for 5 dollars more a month you can get airvoice and a more reliable signal.

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    3. That may be true for you but not for everyone. Here in San Francisco, T-Mobile coverage is better than AT&T's.

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  2. I don't think this is the right place to say this, but I just checked the H2O website and they have a new $30 unlimited talk & text plan which is a better deal to a lot of people then spots $25 dollar unlimited talk & text because it's on AT&Ts network.

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    1. Airvoice also has a $30 unlimited plan and has a better reputation for customer care than H2O.

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  3. Are you still reluctant to recommend Spot Mobile due to it being a new MVNO? I noticed that certain features on their website like the coverage map still don't work.

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    1. I don't recommend trusting any MVNO with a large cash balance. It's a low margin, high risk business a relatively high failure rate.

      Spot's parent company was founded in 1986 and Spot has been operating as a prepaid MVNO since 2008 so they aren't really new.

      They are new as a pure T-Mobile MVNo (their SIMs used to be homed to a regional operator with roaming on both AT&T and T-Mobile).

      They certainly don't take their Web presence very seriously though.

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    2. Stock closed at $0 on OTC 17 Jan.
      http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/companyProfile?symbol=RPID.PK
      Does this mean anything?

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    3. Correction: Stock quoted as $.0002, not $0.
      https://www.otcbb.com/asp/quote_module.asp?qm_page=18235&symbol=RPID

      Financials? Interesting.
      http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/financialHighlights?symbol=RPID.PK

      Officers:
      http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/companyOfficers?symbol=RPID.PK

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    4. Wow, the stock price was over $200 at one point in 2000. Glad I don't own any of that stock. They lost $4.5 million in 2011 and $3.5 million in 2010. I can't find any financial fillings for them since 2011.

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  4. I have been with Spot Mobile since April 2012, and I have to let everyone know of my experience. Their customer service wait time is one of the best and always a live person. However, their Customer Support is very ineffective in solving issues. All they do is write up tickets, submit them to their system and tell you to wait for them to call you back. It typically takes many days, weeks (and most of time - NEVER) for them to get back to you. My initial porting request took 3 weeks to complete! That is with me taking inititive to follow up and push them almost daily.

    On Oct'12, they sent out new replacement SIM to all existing customers. They notified customers that they are "updating" their network and system. That's when everything went to hell (and stays there). The balance in my acct just keeps leaking away to zero. I started getting charged for checking balance from my cell phone (used to be free). When people call me and get a voicemail prompt, that incurs a hefty charge (used to be free). All these things did not happen before they decided to "update" their system in Oct ! The problems still persist as of Jan of 2013. I inquired them to investigate the problem of balance "leaking" many times. They promised to checking my usage log and call me back. They never did !

    Spot Mobile has some of the most appealing plans in the current Prepaid market, but be forewarned of their current issues. After too many battles, I am throwing in the towel. I am gonna try PTEL and hope for better luck.

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  5. You will like Ptel. Good CS, they fix things right away and their rates are excellent. They do not round up all data sessions; they wait and charge you after you reach their threshold.

    I have been waiting since 11/19, 10 weeks, for Spot to reset my PW. Their web designer can't do that or delete my online account. They did try, because my PW hint changed. They say I have to wait because the account registration page is being updated and that part of their 'conversion' is not complete. They are very sorry.

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    1. I agree, there is no comparison between Ptel or Simple CS and Spot, especially when all their prices are almost identical.

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  6. I just wonder how many of the newly minted T-Mobile MVNO's will be in biz by year's end, since T-Mo itself is bleeding a lot of customers.

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    1. T-Mobile is only losing post paid customers. They gained 1.1 million prepaid customers in 2012, a 23% increase in prepaid subscribers year over year. They also gained half a million MVNO customers, up 11%.

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    2. Tmobile is losing postpaid customers but gaining a lot of prepaid customers. They will eliminate phone subsidies and go all-Value Plan for postpaid customers this year. You will be able to pay for your phone with a small down payment and 20 equal payments with no interest. Look for the Tmobile iPhone by April, which will help them.

      Verizon and AT&T like this model, but will wait to see whether Tmobile succeeds before trying it.

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  7. Good luck porting an existing number to Spot.

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    1. I would also be worried about Spot going out of business and then you lose your phone number. Is this possible?

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    2. It's possible that you could lose your number if Spot when out of business. In most cases the failing MVNO has given customer the opportunity to port their numbers out before the end came.

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    3. Spot Mobile is at best, well....spotty. I will definitely stay away, their website is a mess, coverage map has not been available for months, the number port availability page doesn't work, looks like the operation is run out of someone garage.

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  8. Took me about 3 weeks last summer to port in my number with SpotMobile and have been having problems with their charging system. I keep getting charged for things that are not spelled out on their Plans. Definitely stay away ! I am getting out.

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  9. I was tempted to go for this deal, but I decided to go for Airvoice Wireless instead. The superior coverage and customer service is worth the $5 more per month (for me). Seeing the stock price for spot mobile so low makes me think I made the right decision. Do you think Spot Mobile will survive much longer? I hope they do, but I am doubtful they will.

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    1. I agree, Spot's financial position looks shaky. Investors have no confidence in the company's survival and it's going to be difficult for them to raise capital they will need to keep the business going.

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  10. I am an unhappy Spot Mobile customer. I want to confirm what HL mentioned in the previous post that my balance also leaked a lot! I barely made phone calls (about 10 minutes worth of calls and 5-10 texts) and suddenly my balance was zero. I asked them to see my call logs and they said I used the minutes. Then they told me that they charge for people leaving voicemail messages. They also charge if someone calls me and I don't pick up, but the person gets to my voicemail, even if he/she doesn't leave any messages. I think this is crazy and I never heard of such charges before. I am now considering Page Plus for having the same rate ($10 refills) as Spot. They do charge 50 cents monthly fee, but it is still more reasonable than Spot's voicemail charges.

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